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Encyclopedia > The Tracks of My Tears
"The Tracks of My Tears"
Single by The Miracles
from the album Going To A Go-Go
A-side(s) The Tracks of My Tears
B-side(s) "A Fork in the Road"
Released June 1965
Format vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); 1965
Genre Soul
Length 2:57
Label Tamla
T 54118
Producer(s) Smokey Robinson
Peak chart positions

16 (US), 2 (R&B) A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) are an American R&B/soul group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordys Motown Records. ... Going to a Go-Go is an album by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... This article is about the year 45. ... Hitsville U.S.A. was the nickname given to Motown Records first headquarters. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... William Smokey Robinson, Sr. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ...

The Miracles singles chronology
"Ooo Baby Baby"
1965
The Tracks of My Tears "My Girl Has Gone"
1965

"The Tracks of My Tears" is a 1965 hit single by The Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label. It is considered among their best recordings, and is listed as #50 on the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.[1] An all- time classic, this million- selling song is also a 2007 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductee. The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) are an American R&B/soul group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordys Motown Records. ... Ooo Baby Baby is a 1965 hit single by The Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label, today considered the groups signature song. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) are an American R&B/soul group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordys Motown Records. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll is based on the permanent exhibit of the same name. ...


Like a number of Miracles songs, "The Tracks of My Tears" finds Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson as a man hiding the sadness of a bad breakup behind a false smile and laugh. "Outside I'm masquerading/Inside, my hope is fading", he sings. "If you look closer, it's easy to trace/The tracks of my tears." William Smokey Robinson, Sr. ...


Written by Robinson, Pete Moore, and Miracles guitarist Marv Tarplin, "The Tracks of My Tears" was a #2 hit on the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart, and reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single also reached #9 on the UK singles chart. Warren Pete Moore (born November 19, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African American soul singer, notable as the bass singer for Motown group The Miracles from 1956 on. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ...


On the Motown five-LP release The Motown Story, Robinson explains the origin of the song: "Tracks of My Tears" was actually started by Marv Tarplin, who is a young cat who plays guitar for our act. So he had this musical thing - (singing melody) – you know, and we worked around with it, and worked around, and it became "Tracks of My Tears."


This song was #50 on the list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In a 2006 poll for a Channel 5 program "Britain's Favourite Break-up Songs", "The Tracks of My Tears" was voted 16th. In early 2007, THE MIRACLES' original version of the song was inducted into the GRAMMY HALL OF FAME . The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2004. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Channel 5, as a television channel, may refer to: Channel 5 of MediaCorp TV, Singapore; UK television broadcaster Five, which was formerly known as Channel 5; Canale 5 in Italy This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Singer Linda Ronstadt did a successful cover version of the song in 1976, eventually hitting #11 on the Billboard country singles chart. "THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS" also became a hit for Johnny Rivers and Aretha Franklin. The Flying Pickets released an acappella version of this song on The Original Flying Pickets: Volume 1 (1994) Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a multi-Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling, Emmy Award-winning, and Tony Award nominated singer. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella, 7 November 1942, in New York) is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... The Flying Pickets is a British a cappella vocal group, that had a surprise number one hit in 1983 in the UK singles chart, with their cover of Yazoos track - Only You. // The name Flying Pickets refers to mobile strikers who travel in order to join a picket. ... A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ...


It was featured in a memorable scene in the 1986 Vietnam war film Platoon. In 2002, folk singer Billy Bragg released the song "Tears of My Tracks" on the album England, Half English. In the song, a man laments selling his vinyl record collection. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Platoon is an Academy Award winning 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and John C. McGinley. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957), known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician renowned for his blend of folk, punk-rock, and protest music, and his poetic lyrics dealing with political as well as romantic themes. ... England, Half-English is a 2002 album by English political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, and a song from that album. ... It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ...


The song has been covered by Leeds based Rhythm and Blues band Future Smoocher. With, singer-song writer, James Longhorn performing guest vocals. Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. ...


Credits

William Smokey Robinson, Sr. ... Claudette Marie Rogers Robinson (born in September 1942) is an African-American soul singer, a member of The Miracles from 1957 to 1972. ... Warren Pete Moore (born November 19, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African American soul singer, notable as the bass singer for Motown group The Miracles from 1956 on. ... Ronald Ronnie White (April 5, 1939 - August 26, 1995) was an African American soul singer and songwriter, notable as a founding member of The Miracles, and the only member to survive all of that groups lineup changes. ... Robert Bobby Rogers (born February 19, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African American soul singer, notable as a member of Motown group The Miracles from 1956 on. ... The Funk Brothers were a group of Detroit, Michigan musicians who performed on the backing tracks to most Motown Records recordings from 1959 until 1972, when the company moved to Los Angeles. ...

Notes

  1. ^ The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. RollingStone.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-02.

 
 

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